Homelessness Strategy 2013-2018

Wirral’s five year (2013-18) Homelessness Strategy sets out key challenges and priorities for preventing and tackling homelessness in Wirral.

Download the Final Homelessness Strategy document 2013-18

You can also download the two parts of the full report and an Executive Summary below (the document has been split because of the large file size):

The Strategy recognises that combating homelessness is not just about bricks and mortar and that commitment from all Local Authority services and key partners is needed to prevent and address homelessness. 

Although the Strategy focuses on preventing homelessness wherever possible we acknowledge that there will be instances where homelessness cannot be prevented and in those instances we will ensure that appropriate housing and support is available to respond to this.

A five year Strategic Homelessness Action Plan supports the strategy, clearly setting out short, medium and long term solutions and actions which have been identified to deliver long lasting change to those at risk of or currently homeless in Wirral. 

The finalised Homelessness Strategy has been developed as a result of extensive research, including a Review of Homeless Services in Wirral, consultation and engagement with Stakeholders, service users and providers and the general public.

If you would like further information on the research or consultation, please contact the Housing Strategy Team on tel. (0151) 691 8697 or email housingstrategy@wirral.gov.uk

If you have any queries about the Strategy, please contact Barbara Davis, Housing Options Manager on tel. (0151) 666 5511 or Wayne Tsoi, Special Needs and Supported Housing Operations Manager on tel. (0151) 691 8090.

If you are having housing difficulties, are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you should seek help and advice as soon as possible. Please contact the Housing Options Team using the contact details above as they may be able to help you find a solution and prevent you from becoming homeless.